Si Tunbridge Wells & District were delighted to welcome Soroptimist SIGBI Federation Councillor, Susie Forbes and our recent Region Programme Action Officer, Hilary Rowberry to our November Club meeting. We had a overview of roles, projects and future developments at local, regional and national level. Plus we collected our Soroptimists say NO to Violence Against Women badges. Here are Susie and Hilary holding the new badges. Don't be afraid #OrangetheWorld
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Bromley Soroptimists gave me a warm welcome for what was my last club visit for 2017-18. We heard an interesting talk about the history of Beckenham’s almshouses.
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Visiting SI Sevenoaks where members support the Hamlin Fistula project by knitting blankets for the women undergoing surgery for injuries in childbirth.
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Visiting the Folkestone club to learn about how the Red Box Project tackles period poverty.
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Sadly the Gravesend club closed in 2017. They have generously passed their insignia to Thanet Soroptimists in readiness for their club to be chartered.
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left: Jane Webb congratulating Jo Strickland on being chosen as Shepway’s Inspirational Woman of the Year 2018. Jo was chosen from 12 nominations. She runs her own accountancy business, set up the Folkestone Business Hub and takes caravans for refugees to use in Calais whilst bringing up three children and being treated for cancer. Since being nominated, Jo has become the newest member of the Folkestone club.
right: Jane Webb with SI Folkestone President Jacalyn Wood
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All checked in, en route for the Meru Women’s Garden Project.
SI Canterbury were so proud that our project was chosen by the Soroptimist federation and is being supported by all the members. Over £110,000 raised so far to improve the lives of women and girls. We can’t wait to see the work for ourselves!
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Margaret Ikiara, the director of CIFORD. — with Carol Townsend, Margaret Ikiara, Carol Reed and Agatha Okwudinka
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80th Birthday Cake at SI Sevenoaks Lunch, 24th March 2018
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President Jane visits SI Maidstone
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With Croydon Soroptimists, learning about the In Harmony music programme in Lambeth schools.

South East England Regional Meeting 19th March 2018

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On 12th March President Jane visited SI Lewes where Gilly Cant talked about why she started the support network Flat Friends.

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Signing the petition to Charter the Thanet Soroptimist Club

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Regional President welcomes Ellie, East Grinstead's newest member

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